Sunday, 12 July 2009
PREVIEW: Axxonn + Power Up + The Vainglories
Type PR Presents...Axxonn featuring Tom Hall and Ian Rogers, Power Up and The Vainglories.
Don't call it a comeback, and it's a gig we've been waiting for for such a long time that we weren't quite sure it would ever happen but - Power Up are playing again. Kathy Power has been contributing madd skillz to Scotch Egg's Drum Eyes troupe and Chris Up has been working on his laptop&guitar loops solo project the duo are back with a new set that is reported to sound like "A monster waking up, having breakfast, going on a rampage then falling to sleep"
That's a set we like the sound of, but there's more:
The Vainglories is Brighton based, Melbourne borne Gillian Allder, whose slowly built walls of darkening laptop cliff face are undercut by a rising tide of haunting piano leads.
Headliners Axxonn have got us intrigued and excited through their Birchville Cat Motel / Tim Hecker / Ben Frost style EP which they are giving away free from their MySpace and which you can download HERE. Cascading scenes of blurred guitar in a cacophony of sound that feels like a rainbow sawing through your cranium.
Here's some live Power Up for you to sink your frontal lobe into:
power up at spirit of gravity - brighton - june 08
Axxonn - www.myspace.com/axxonn1
Power Up - www.myspace.com/powerupup
The Vainglories - www.myspace.com/gilliealder
Type PR - www.myspace.com/typemusicpr